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 V.20 No.25 | June 23 - 29, 2011 


ACE Panel Schedule

Friday, June 24

Panel Room A

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Matt Haley screens his viral smash hit Blackstar Warrior on Friday.

12 p.m. Local Filmmakers Spotlight

Join a discussion with filmmakers about film in New Mexico.

1 p.m. Local Creator Spotlight

A talk with local professional comic creators, including Andy Kuhn (featured on this week’s cover!) and David Williams.

2 p.m. Babes, Boobs, Blood and Balls

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Colorado filmmaker Christopher C. Romero screens his new thriller Killer Ink Screening on Friday.

Q-and-A panel focusing on the ins and outs of independent film production and distribution. Featuring Lloyd Kaufman, Scott Phillips and Kurly Tlapoyawa.

3 p.m. Hero Initiative Live Art and Auction

Join the Hero Initiative as it pits professional comic book artists against each other in a live exhibition. Art will be auctioned off at the event to benefit the Hero Initiative.

5 p.m. Star Wars Q and A

A talk with Star Wars actors Peter Mayhew and Jeremy Bulloch. Moderated by Clone Wars voice actor Tom Kane.

6:30 p.m. Green Lantern Production Feature

Exclusive production panel with Green Lantern digital effects artists, including an unseen making-of reel and a Q and A.

Panel Room B

11:30 a.m. Basic Drawing for Comics

Felipe Echevarria demonstrates how to create three-dimensional forms for the two-dimensional page. Designed for beginning to intermediate artists. Bring your sketchbooks.

1 p.m. IGDA Independent Game Development

Join IGDA developers in an open forum discussion about game development, design, promotion and more.

2 p.m. Voice Acting for Video Games

Voice actor Raphael Sbarge discusses everything from Mass Effect to Knights of the Old Republic ... and beyond.

3 p.m. Blackstar Warrior

Matt Haley will screen his viral smash hit Blackstar Warrior. Q and A to follow.

Panel Room C

1 p.m. Comic and Manga Workshop

Tommy Yune, a veteran of hit comic series such as Speed Racer, Racer X, Robotech and Danger Girl: Kamikaze, covers modern production techniques of the industry and new options available to hopeful comic creators.

7 p.m. Killer Ink Screening

Colorado filmmaker Christopher C. Romero screens his new thriller. Featuring an introduction by Peter Mayhew.

SuperCon 2K Series Game Room

11 a.m. Halo: Reach FFA, free

11 a.m. Tekken 6 (PS3), free

1 p.m. Mortal Kombat (PS3), free

3 p.m. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3), free

5 p.m. Super Street Fighter IV: AE (PS3), free

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Learn about Amtgard, a live-action fantasy game, on Saturday.

Saturday, June 25

Panel Room A

10 a.m. Stan Lee Q and A

Stan Lee [Film Interview, “Hero Worship,” May 26-June 1] answers your questions. Moderated by Lloyd Kaufman.

12 p.m. Nicholas Brendon Q and A

Join veteran “Buffy” actor Nicholas Brendon in a Q and A.

1:30 p.m. Wild Cards Introduction and Q and A

Melinda Snodgrass, John Jos Miller, Victor Milan and Walter Jon Williams discuss the Wild Cards universe.

3 p.m. ACE 2011 Costume Contest

Win cash and other prizes for participating, or just come to look at all the awesome costumes.

5 p.m. Star Trek Q and A

LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge) and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) are here to talk to you about the Star Trek universe, their roles in the shows and more.

6:30 p.m. Geeks Who Drink: Superhero Edition

Pub trivia favorites Geeks Who Drink will be hosting a special trivia night with prizes.

Panel Room B

12:30 p.m. Local Independent Comics

Join 7000 BC, a consortium of local independent creators [see Arts, “Comic Speed Readin’ ” ], as they discuss all aspects of indie creation.

2 p.m. Adventure Gaming 101

Active Imagination gives a crash course in adventure gaming and role-playing games.

3 p.m. Amtgard Demo

Members of the Duchy of Pegasus Valley give an introduction and demo of this live-action fantasy game.

Panel Room C

3 p.m. Robotech Industry Panel

Tommy Yune, director of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, covers the history of the television series that introduced a generation to anime. He’ll discuss new releases in the wake of the announcement of the live-action feature film. The panel will also remember Carl Macek, the original producer of Robotech who started this whole phenomenon.

5 p.m. Anime Q and A

Anime voice actors Leah Clark and Christopher Bevins talk about everything anime.

8 p.m. REPO! A Genetic Opera Shadowcast

Doctor Steel’s Seventh Mountain Regiment will host this shadowcast of the cult hit.

SuperCon 2K Series Game Room

11 a.m. Mortal Kombat (PS3). $10 advance, $15 day-of

11 a.m. Tekken 6 (PS3). $10 advance, $15 day-of

12 p.m. Halo: Reach 2v2. $20 advance, $25 day-of

2 p.m. Super Street Fighter IV: AE (PS3). $10 advance, $15 day-of

2 p.m. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3). $10 advance, $15 day-of.

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The great Jim Kelly in Enter the Dragon.

Sunday, June 26

Kids’ Day

Panel Room A

11 a.m. Create Your Own Comic

Get hands-on and make your own comic book with members of 7000 BC.

1 p.m. Tall Paul Magic

Entertainer and magician Tall Paul performs.

2 p.m. Tom Kane Q and A

Clone Wars voice actor Tom Kane answers your questions.

3 p.m. So Say We All

Actor Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek) shares his journey inBattlestar Galactica” from the original to the re-imagined.

5 p.m. DC Entertainment

Local company DC Entertainment will provide family-friendly fun in a superhero-themed show.

Panel Room B

12 p.m. How “Chuck Norris Facts” Came to Be

Hear the true story behind one of the Internet’s most infamous memes with author Ian J. Spector and illustrator Angelo Vildasol.

1 p.m. Martial Arts Q and A

Actor and athlete Jim Kelly discusses martial arts and martial arts filmmaking.

Panel Room C

2 p.m. Robotech Collector’s Panel

Harmony Gold’s Tommy Yune opens the floor to fans in a town hall-style discussion.

SuperCon 2K Series Game Room

12 p.m. Madden NFL 11 (Xbox 360). $10 advance, $15 day-of

ACE Tickets

Children 10-and-under are free with a paying adult.

Friday and Saturday: $25 advance, $30 at the door
Sunday: $20 advance, $25 at the door
$50 advance three-day passes
Advance tickets and passes available here:
Lobo Anime & Comics
Comic Warehouse
University Comic Warehouse
Gamers Anonymous

Military, law enforcement, firefighters and teachers can inquire about a 50 percent discount by emailing

Albuquerque Comic Expo

Friday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Albuquerque Convention Center, east wing
401 Second Street NW

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